Senior Technical Product Manager - Austin, TX

| Austin

About H-E-B H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 400 stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $25 billion. Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor, H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace and marketplace. H-E-B offers a wealth of career opportunities to our 109,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.  

 

 

 

H-E-B Digital, a brand new food tech startup from iconic Texas retailer H-E-B, is seeking new members (Partners)! We plan on investing heavily in our customers' digital experience, reinventing how they find inspiration from food, how they make food decisions, and how they ultimately get food into their homes



H-E-B Digital will be co-located in San Antonio and Austin, which will share space with Favor--recently acquired by H-E-B, and now ranked no. 138 on the Inc. 5000 list (in addition, ranked 5th in Texas and 1st in Austin!). Our top leaders have deep consumer tech experience; Jag Bath (CEO and President of Favor) leads H-E-B Digital, and Mike Georgoff (recent Chief Product Officer at Main Street Hub), leads digital product strategy and development. We're hiring for every other role on this new team: product management, product marketing, design (product / UX / visual), user research, proto-typing, and engineering.



The Product & Design Team is on a mission to design and build the absolute best software and experience in the food / retail space while driving exceptional business results. We mix user centric design with business savvy, focusing on two key user segments:


 

·       Consumers: a compelling digital experience that captures everything inspiring about food, while delivering incredible convenience and simplifying the grocery experience to be nothing short of delightful.

·       H-E-B Partners: we arm H-E-B partners across the company with world class business applications and tools to thrive in their jobs so together we can ensure that the customer experience is top notch online, in-store, or anywhere else

 

What is the opportunity?

 

You’re someone who can collaborate with all levels-business stakeholders, product managers, and development teams-to meet the needs of the business. You have excellent communication skills and thrive in a team-oriented environment. As a Technical Product Manager, you will be responsible for owning the H-E-B Digital platform and infrastructure strategy, along with its roadmap and evolution, to support multiple product teams and lines of business.

 

  • Identify and manage the platform, infrastructure shared services, and APIs required to empower product teams to deliver delightful experiences to both internal and external users
  • Identify changes to legacy systems (movement to new tech, modification of implementation patterns, etc.) that would enable future product opportunities and a more resilient developer platform
  • Partner with vertical product teams to define best practices and approaches to leverage the platform and infrastructure capabilities to meet business needs. 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and evangelist for the H-E-B Digital platform and infrastructure stack, ensuring that all stakeholders understand their purpose, capabilities, and roadmap
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the market and technology landscape, how it-s evolving, the implications for our customers, and how all that should shape where we should take the platform and infrastructure stack next. 
  • Own the ideation and planning of discovery activities to identify new customer / business problems that could be solved by the platform and infrastructure teams; build the business case for new features and gain approval from stakeholders.
  • Lead the product development lifecycle; work with engineers and architects to produce a groomed, prioritized backlog that aligns the work to business goals

 

 

Why is it awesome? You will…

 

  • Help build and apply product management standards / processes across the Product & Design team
  • Have the freedom to define how product management operates at H-E-B Digital
  • Be part of a small, lean team (to start)-which translates to you having a big personal impact
  • Have huge opportunity for growth. H-E-B Digital is on the way up, creating exceptional career paths for exceptional product & design talent
  • Be surrounded by top talent; we constantly raise the bar, and all get better along the way

 

 

What is your background?

 

  • Bachelor-s degree in computer science or engineering is highly preferred
  • 3 - 10 years - experience in technical platform product management / experience serving as a platform product manager and migrating technology platforms from legacy to new tech; experience managing APIs or SDKs at a minimum
  • Experience integrating with consumer-facing web platforms, geolocation data, and data warehousing is highly desirable
  • Track record of success-experience building successful new products / platforms

 

Do you have what it takes to succeed?

 

  • Enthusiasm for H-E-B values and the H-E-B Digital mission
  • Analytical thinking-knowing when / how data is important
  • Understanding of, and appreciation for, how backend decisions impact the customer experience
  • Excellent presentation and people skills-must work well with users at all levels, including C-Level executives; articulate in communication
  • Strong project management skills-you-re comfortable organizing and orchestrating complex initiatives that require significant interactions across multiple engineering teams
  • Ability to break complex directions into smaller steps, decisions, and tests
  • Comfortable with ambiguity-ability to define a clear path through a many possible options
  • Personal ambition and the ability to embrace challenge; you-re energized by more and inspired by learning
  • Great attention to detail-because the details matter
  • If you apply, include the word -armadillo- somewhere in your resume or cover letter
  • Embrace and thrive in high paced, lean startup cultures 
  • High comfort level with -lean startup- or Agile development methodologies
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit-must be self-driven, individually accountable, passionate about business results, and can completely own the delivery of high value initiative
  • Intellectual agility-we cover a lot of different terrain every week

 

What are the perks?

 

  • A robust Benefits plan with coverage starting Day One
  • An 80/20 PPO medical plan with a $30 copay for in-network primary care
  •  Dental plans, Vision plan, voluntary insurance plans, and flexible spending accounts (FSA) available
  • The Partner Care Team, for any time you have healthcare or coverage questions
  • Partner Guidance allows free counselor visits, up to 5 times per year for each issue
  • Telehealth offers 24/7 access to board-certified doctors over the phone
  • Funeral leave, Jury Duty, and Military pay (subject to applicable law)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage after 90 days
  • Maternal / Paternal Leave for new parents, adoptions included
  • Eligibility for 401(k) participation after 6 months
  • Eligibility for quarterly bonuses based on company performance
  • 10% off H-E-B brand products in-store and online after 90 days
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HadoopLanguages

Location

2416 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

An Insider's view of H-E-B

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What really drives the vibe at our office is our incredible people. Everyone at HEB Digital has a unique expertise to learn from, and we are always encouraging each other or willing to offer a helping hand. It’s the same friendly attitude I know from decades of shopping at HEB, and it’s a true joy to be a part of as a member of our digital team.

Laura

Software Engineer II

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem the team & I are solving is bringing Curbside & Delivery to the forefront of the H-E-B mobile app. In this modern workflow, customers will be treated to a white-glove experience within the app; searching, browsing, and sorting at your at your finger tips! I'm personally focused on the C's: Coupons, Cart, & Checkout.

Kayla

Sr. Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The opportunity & impact you can have at H-E-B truly is unmatched. We’re building a huge team of design-oriented, user-centric problem solvers. Folks who are passionate about shipping solutions to millions of loyal customers. It’s the challenge of a lifetime! You need to be hungry to compete against the biggest names out there in grocery & retail.

Evan

Director, Product

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

By building heb.com to be a reflection of the amazing experience that customers have in our stores, we can build a tremendous foundation for HEB’s digital presence. Similarly the innovations and designs that we implement on the UI engineering team will build towards a uniquely successful in-store experience for our communities.

Anna Louise

Engineering Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

At H-E-B, the scope of interesting challenges is big! We’re building a team that is passionate about making an impact on users, the organization, & want careers where they can stay curious & work on problems spanning many verticals of expertise. Our Partners are connected to opportunities that will excite them, grow their design & leadership skills

Angela

Director, UX Design

What are H-E-B Perks + Benefits

H-E-B Benefits Overview

Valued Partner Perks Card
We appreciate all that our Partners do. That’s why, as a Valued Partner Perks member, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on all H-E-B Own Brand Products, plus enjoy additional offers and special savings throughout the year.

Partner Health Plan
From head to toe, and everything in-between, our Partner Health Plans have you (and your loved ones) covered.

Partner Stock Plan
At H-E-B we believe that a company of Owners will outperform a company of employees any day of the week. The Partner Stock Plan allows Partners to share in the performance of H-E-B stock!

401K Plan
Because we care about the future of our Partners, our 401k plan offers a $1.60 match for each dollar contributed up to 2.5% of your salary.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Tuesday, Thursday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

A job at H-E-B is an opportunity for a rewarding, never boring, career. An opportunity to utilize your talent and strengths to innovate and make a difference across multiple areas of the business, from stores, to corporate, to Manufacturing, Warehousing, & Transportation.
Your Career at H-E-B can be anything you want!

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